ITPC, STS partner to push SAP on Azure in MENA region

Kamal Masri, general manager of STS Saudi Arabia, and Vincenzo Boesch, director and CEO of ITPC.
Updated 29 October 2018

ITPC, STS partner to push SAP on Azure in MENA region

ITPC, a Swiss consulting company specialized in SAP technology, and Specialized Technical Services (STS), a provider of comprehensive IT solutions in the MENA region, have announced the formation of a strategic partnership. With Microsoft’s assistance, this collaboration aims at pushing SAP on Microsoft Azure in the Middle East by providing local customer support and project management.
The relationship with STS represents a big opportunity for ITPC to significantly grow its presence in the MENA region and extend it to other parts of the world over time.
“We believe that STS is the right partner to expand our line of services in the Middle East region. Their in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Infrastructure Services and experience in this market was just what we were looking for. With STS we now have a local team to drive sales in the Arab countries, support customers and manage projects on-site,” said Vincenzo Boesch, director and CEO of ITPC.
Kamal Masri, general manager of STS Saudi Arabia, said: “It is indeed a pleasure to announce the partnership between STS and ITPC, as we at STS are dedicated to providing the region with the latest technologies and leveraging the development of cloud-based solutions as we launch our latest digital transformation strategy through establishing such strategic partnerships and enriching our portfolio.”


Oman set to welcome first IKEA store in 2022 

Updated 25 October 2020

Oman set to welcome first IKEA store in 2022 

Oman is all set to welcome its first IKEA megastore at the Oman Avenues Mall, in the heart of the capital city of Muscat. The Swedish furniture and home retailer is expected to open doors to the public by the first quarter of 2022.
A development agreement between the Al-Taher Group, a diversified business group in the sultanate, who are the developers of Oman Avenues Mall, and the UAE-based conglomerate, Al-Futtaim Group who represents IKEA franchise in Oman as well as other territories like the UAE, Qatar and Egypt, was signed this week. Senior officials made the announcement in a virtual press event.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al-Khalili, board member of the Al-Taher Group, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with Al-Futtaim Group, to bring the globally renowned IKEA brand to Oman Avenues Mall. We believe that IKEA Oman will not only strengthen the position of Oman Avenues Mall as a premier shopping destination, but also position the mall firmly as the shopping mall for the whole of Oman.”
Spread across two floors, the new store will be one of the largest stores of the brand in the region.
The Oman Avenues Mall is operated and managed by retail giant LuLu Group International.